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Marchant appointed to National Academies committee
, Executive Director of the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at the College of Law, has been appointed to a committee of The National Academies that is studying solid state lighting.
The National Research Council appointed Marchant to help assess the development of solid state lighting products, determine the future impacts of solid state lighting, and consider the study’s implications for the U.S. Department of Energy and other agencies.
Marchant’s research interests include the use of genetic information in environmental regulation, risk and the precautionary principle, legal aspects of personalized medicine, and regulation of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, neuroscience and biotechnology. He teaches courses in Environmental Law, Law, Science & Technology, Genetics and the Law, Biotechnology: Science, Law and Policy, and Nanotechnology Law & Policy. Marchant is a Senior Sustainability Scientist in the ASU Global Institute of Sustainability, Associate Director of the ASU Origins Initiative and a professor in ASU’s School of Life Sciences.